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Change user's username?

A. Person
on 2/5/14, 12:56 PM 1,014 views

Can I change a user's login username?


Ray Carnes

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Ray Carnes
On 2/5/14, 5:32 PM

Settings --> Users --> Users

Open the user document (user record) you want to change and edit the login field.

I actually don't have a login field. Have you checked v8?

A. Person
on 2/5/14, 6:42 PM

You didn't tag your question with a version, or mention in the question anything about version 8! In version 8, it is labeled Email Address on the form view.

Bista Solutions US, Ray Carnes
on 2/5/14, 6:50 PM

Sorry, my mistake. Is the Email Address field used elsewhere? I'd like my users to log in with their first names but I still want email stuff to wok.

A. Person
on 2/5/14, 9:36 PM

Yes - on the 'Related Partner' record linked to the User. The 'Email Address' field refers to the login string, not the email. The 'Email' field on the partner refers to the email address used when messages are sent.

Bista Solutions US, Ray Carnes
on 2/6/14, 3:21 PM

Where can I find the Related Partner record in v8? There's no sign of it on the user's page.

A. Person
on 2/7/14, 10:59 AM

Activate Technical Features access for your user, then refresh the UI and look again. http://help.openerp.com/question/7650/how-to-activate-the-technical-features/

Bista Solutions US, Ray Carnes
on 2/7/14, 11:43 AM

Got it, thank you!

A. Person
on 2/8/14, 10:59 AM

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